Natives of Amatrice, the town near Rome where this sauce comes from, are staunchly protective over this recipe. Indeed, they’ve been quick to condemn any creative digressions - the Town Council once declared the inclusion of garlic by respected Italian chef Carlo Cracco as a “lack of judgement” on his part. Traditionally, this sauce is made with smoked guanciale (pork cheek).
At the risk of again dismaying the good people of Amatrice, though, we substitute pancetta, as this imparts a deeper, smokier flavour. These flavoursome morsels of pancetta are gently fried until crisp, then suspended in a vibrant tomato sauce. To amplify the amatriciana sauce’s signature meaty flavour, we add both chicken and pork stock, while rosemary, bay leaf and red wine add depth, ensuring a moreish taste of Amatrice.
Note: Please consume or freeze our pasta and sauces within 2 days of delivery.
Allergens in BOLD & CAPITALISED:
Flour Blend (White Rice, Brown Rice, Potato, Tapioca, Buckwheat, Maize, Quinoa), Xanthan Gum, Water, Olive Oil, Salt, Turmeric, Sunflower Lecythin
Tomatoes, Smoked Pancetta (Pork Belly, Salt, Dextrose, Spices, Aromatic Plants, Natural Flavourings, Smoke Flavourings, Antioxidant: E301, Preservatives: E250 E252), Onions, Carrots, Red Wine (SULPHITES), Olive Oil, Pork Stock (Contains CELERY), Chicken Stock (Contains CELERY), Garlic, Pepper, Sugar, Rosemary, Salt, Bay Leaf
MILK, Salt, Rennet (Microbial Coagulant), EGG Lysozyme